From Sunday brunch to birthday dinners, cocktails are usually an important part of a celebration. Everyone has their go-to drink, but these five cocktails are ones that every host worth their salt should have in their arsenal. Some beverages may seem daunting, but with the right ingredients on hand (and a little practice), you’ll be whipping up to-die-for drinks in no time.
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Classic Bloody Mary
You can’t host a Sunday brunch (heck, any morning gathering) without serving these tangy, hair-of-the-dog classics. Once you master the basic recipe you can go nuts with additions like bouillon, horseradish, lime juice – you name it!
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Frozen Banana Daiquiris
Is it a dessert or a drink? Your guests won’t care once they get a taste of these yummy island cocktails. They are ridiculously easy to make, but you don’t have to tell them that. View Details
No-Mixer Margarita on the Rocks
Impress guests at your Mexican fiesta with made-from-scratch margaritas. Once you make this simple recipe with fresh lime juice, you’ll nix the pre-made mixer for good. View Details
Lemon-Drop Basil Martinis
Martinis can be an acquired taste, but these frosty lemony ones are a tasty twist on the original. Hosting a “Mad Men”-themed party? Serve these with a festive wedge of lemon on the glass. View Details
Sweet Peach and Nectarine Sangria
Take your book club to the next level by forgoing the typical wine with this fruity, refreshing sangria. The honey and fruit infusion make them just the right amount of sweet. View Details